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Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie

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This Kentucky Derby pie recipe, chockful of pecans and chocolate, is a long-standing tradition among Kentucky Derby fans. While decadently delicious, it’s an easy pie to make all year long.

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The Kentucky Derby celebrates the best of thoroughbred horse racing. Along with it, traditions of Southern charm. The Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie is one of those delicious and decadent Kentucky Derby traditions.

Other traditions we love are the mint juleps, the singing of “My Old Kentucky Home,” the roses and trumpets. And, of course, the hats.

The Kentucky Derby food is an event all of its own. And one, we celebrate every year. Here are some ideas for Kentucky Derby Recipes with distinctive Southern charm. 

Kentucky Derby Pie History

Not too far from downtown Louisville, Kentucky, The Melrose Inn created history, a sweet history.

Sadly, it closed its doors in 2000. However, it will be most remembered as the home of the quintessential Derby-Pie®, a delectable desert forever entrenched in Kentucky Derby traditions.

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Fortunately, this pie is still available online and at area markets: https://www.derbypie.com.

This Kentucky Derby Pie

While the traditional Derby Pie is a copyrighted recipe filled with chocolate, pecans and Kentucky bourbon, the following recipe comes close. While some like to add butterscotch and caramel to their recipe, I’m a bit of a purist. Here is our version… and a family favorite.

Southern Tradition: Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie | 31Daily.com

Southern Tradition: Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie | 31Daily.com

Kentucky Derby Chocolate Pecan Pie

This Kentucky Derby pie recipe, chockful of pecans and chocolate, is a long-standing tradition among Kentucky Derby fans. While decadently delicious, it’s an easy pie to make all year long.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust unbaked, 9-inch
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350℉ and butter the pie plate (or coat with cooking spray). Set asode.
  • Unroll the pie crust and place into the pie plate. Flute the edge and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together sugar, flour, and salt. Add the eggs, vanilla, melted butter, and corn syrup and stir well. Fold in the chocolate chips and pecans. Transfer the filling to the prepared unbaked pie crust.
  • Bake at 375℉ for 40 to 45 minutes or until the filling is set. Let cool before serving.

Notes

  1. How to tell when the pie is done: The edges of the pie will be set, but the center may be jiggly. It will continue to set as it cools.
  2. Nuts: If you prefer, you can substitute walnuts for the pecans.  
  3. Storing: Cover the pie and store it at room temperature for up to 4 days.  
  4. Freezing: This pie can also be frozen. Cover tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. Let thaw in the refrigerator overnight before letting it come to room temperature before serving.

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kentucky Derby Pie Recipe, Chocolate Chip Pecan Pie Recipe

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